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Fans 'buzzing' after Rod rocks Brunton Park

Elizabeth, Claire and Elaine enjoying the concert Credit: ITV Border

Fans have been full of praise for rock legend Rod Stewart after his performance at Brunton Park in Carlisle on Tuesday evening.

Thousands of people turned out to watch him perform his classic hits like "Maggie May" and "Do you think i'm sexy?".

Eve Louden and her signed football Credit: ITV Border

"What a performance. He's my lifelong hero and i'm still buzzing. I couldn't sleep for singing the songs over and over in my head.

"To top it off i managed to get my hands on a signed football. Sir Rod Stewart- a true entertainer."

– Eve Louden, Rod Stewart superfan
Steve and Annemarie travelled up from Surrey for the gig Credit: ITV Border
Showing off his moves Credit: ITV Border
Muriel Robinson from Lochmaben says she refuses to grow old Credit: ITV Border

1200 homes without power in Longtown

Electricity North West have confirmed that more than 1200 homes are currently without power in Longtown.

The Energy firm say that their engineers are aware of the problem and are en-route to Longtown.


Hot off the press- Cumbria's latest newspaper launched

Hot of the press Credit: ITV Border

A new newspaper has been launched in Cumbria for the first time in more than 20 years.

The paper, called '24', was printed on Sunday evening in Carlisle and is now on sale across the county and further afield.

It comes at a time when printed newspapers are in decline, with more and more people turning to online news outlets.

The company will need to sell 10,000 copies every day for it to be a success Credit: ITV Border

The new publication is part of the CN Group- which also hold titles including the Cumberland News, which recently celebrated its 200th anniversary.

Despite the downturn in newspaper sales, the Chief Executive of the group is confident it can be a success.

"So it's a national newspaper with national news. So we're not trying to replicate what we are doing with the News and Star or the North West Evening Mail.

"If it's a Carlisle story or a Barrow story it'll go into those titles. What we are doing is picking up the national stories and then saying what are the national stories that are most relevant to this part of the world."

– Miller Hogg, Chief Executive, CN Group

To succeed the '24' will have to sell around 10,000 copies a day.

Two vehicles destroyed in Carlisle fire

Two vehicles have been destroyed by a fire in Carlisle.

Firefighters were called to the junction of Tyne Street and London Road at around 1.30am on Monday.

The two vehicles were destroyed in the fire Credit: ITV Border

One transit van and a private car were on fire, and the flames the spread to the adjacent building.

Firefighters entered the building and managed to extinguish the fire witht wo hose reels.

One of the burnt out vehicles Credit: ITV Border
The destroyed interior Credit: ITV Border
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